The new Carlsbad Fire Station #3, is now open for business at the NW corner of Cannon Road, east of El Camino Real, at Wind Trail Way (an entrance to The Foothills at Carlsbad and new homes being built at Robertson Ranch).
Carlsbad Fire Station #3 was originally located on Catalina Drive off Chestnut Avenue further north, and just east of El Camino Real, in a residential area.
The Carlsbad Fire Station #3 is in a better position to provide improved service to Carlsbad residents in nearby neighborhoods as well as to emergencies on the 78 and 5 freeways, plus close by open space in the event of brush fires. The new first station can also handle the modern fire equipment better than the old station.
Carlsbad Fire Station #3 is a 10,400 SF facility costing about $6.1 million, and designed to meet the LEED Silver certification standards. The building includes dormitories, office space, separate lockers and showers for men and women, a kitchen, dining room, and space for storing equipment. There are 3 vehicle bays for housing a fire engine, ambulance and other emergency vehicles. The space was designed to be flexible as storage needs change for storing fire and emergency equipment.
The new Carlsbad Fire Station #3 was officially open for business on March 3 and held an open house on Saturday and Sunday March 6 and 7 for Carlsbad residents to tour the new facility.